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Notifiable pathogens and conditions

Details regarding notifiable foodborne pathogens and related conditions are found at the Department's Communicable disease control guidance (A-Z), which contains links to state and/or Australian public health management guidelines, relevant reporting forms, questionnaires, notification procedures and other related resources that are specific to each of the following notifiable foodborne pathogens:

*Single notified cases are routinely investigated by the Department of Health.

Other (non-notifiable) agents that can cause foodborne disease include:

  • Aeromonas spp
  • Bacillus cereus
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Histamine / scombroid poisoning
  • Norovirus and other caliciviruses
  • Rotavirus
  • Shellfish toxins
  • Staphylococcus aureus
  • Vibrio parahaemolyticus.

Outbreak investigations may involve any of the notifiable or non-notifiable agents listed above.

Members of the public can report suspected outbreaks of foodborne illness to their local public health unit.

Last updated: 8 November 2016